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Why Should You Become a Member/Affiliate of the Academy?
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The Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) is a global organization made up of, governed by, and created for the Human Resource Development academic and scholarly community.
Human Resource Development as a subject area brings together a diverse community of people interested in training, workplace learning, adult education, organizational learning and performance, OD, career development, and other people development growth topics. AHRD is a family of academics, practitioners and students who share the same passion for Human Resource Development, and for improving it through research. AHRD has 700+ members from 39 countries. All find something very special about AHRD – it is a professional home, a network, a place to learn and share, a place to publish and present, and a place to meet others who share their passion for HRD.
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Regular memberships are available to any individual scholar or practitioner who supports The Academy’s mission ($220 annually). Members receive discounted registration rates for the annual AHRD International Research Conference in The Americas.
HDI Discount Qualified Membership
Any resident of a country with a Human Development Index of .80 or less as measured by the United Nations’ Human Development Report are eligible for membership at a reduced rate. Any resident of a country with a Human Development Index of .80 or less as measured by the United Nations’ Human Development Report are eligible for membership at a reduced rate. $130 annually.
Full-time students interested in advancing the purpose of the Academy of Human Resource Development (HRD). Proof of registration as a full-time status in a program of study in an institution of higher education is required for student membership. $130 annually.
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